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Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie aka Falcon calls out Marvel Studios for the lack of diversity

Anthony Mackie, in a recent interview, has called out Marvel Studios for its lack of diversity. He stated that he didn't see a single crew member of colour in the seven Marvel films he is been part of.

Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie aka Falcon calls out Marvel Studios for the lack of diversity


  • Anthony Mackie, who played superhero Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the new Captain America has slammed Marvel Studios in a recent interview
  • He called out the studio for its lack of diversity when it comes to the crew that works behind the scenes
  • Anthony Mackie is gearing up for the release of the web series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier


Anthony Mackie entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He later appeared in films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and will next be seen in the mini series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. 

In all the six MCU films he has appeared so far, Mackie has been a supporting character. In fact, MCU was kickstarted in the year 2008 but the first film to be led by a Black actor and cast was Black Panther, which released in 2018, a decade later. In terms of representation, the studio is heading towards more diversity when it comes to casting but same can't be said about the crew that works on these films. 

Anthony Mackie revealed in a recent Variety interview that he as been a part of seven Marvel Studios' projects and has not seen a single crew member of colour. He told actor Daveed Diggs,

When The Falcon and The Winter Soldier comes out, I'm the lead. When Snowpiercer comes out, you're the lead. We have the power and the ability to ask those questions. It really bothered me that I've done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white.


But then when you do Black Panther, you have a Black director, Black producer, you have a Black costume designer, you have a Black stunt choreographer. And I'm like, that's more racist than anything else. Because if you only can hire the Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they're not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?


Hire the best person for the job. Even if it means we're going to get the best two women, we're going to get the best two men.


The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is slated for an August release unless it is delayed due to the covid-19 situation around the world.  


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